Weekend Coffee Share: Connections

Join us for some coffee time!

If we were having coffee, I would welcome you in from the heat and offer you an iced drink. It has been hot this past week with high humidity . My body definitely does not like the heat as attested by the heat rash I have been experiencing.

The week began with a public holiday – which for us was a lazy day hanging out at home. I took the weekend to rest from our trip to Paris – something I hadn’t done during the week because I had attended a workshop. This week I did not do too much and managed to do a bit of reading (my guilty pleasure!). Because of the heat, I read in front of the fan and drank a lot of iced tea.

The highlight of the past week was the connections I made with a few people. My cousin, whom I hadn’t seen in twenty years, visited Toronto to see his brothers and I was lucky enough to see him for a couple of hours when his twin brother brought him over to visit. As I had been in Paris, I was unable to see him more often during his visit – but I am grateful that I had a chance to share a cup of tea with him (iced, of course). It was good to catch up with someone from my past, find out what he was doing in New Zealand, and reminisce a bit about childhood moments.

Another connection I made during this past week was meeting up with my mentee for coffee. Both of us are sad that she was surplused from our school and that we will no longer be working together. I enjoyed seeing her smiling face and hearing her chatter. We, of course, began talking about school and what we wish to do this coming year with our students. We cannot help ourselves 🙂 The ideas always buzz around when we are talking.

Today has dawned as a beautiful day. At noon I will be leaving to go on a picnic birthday for the son of one of my ex-colleagues. It will be good to see her again before school starts. I am hoping next week to connect with another ex-colleague before the craziness of the school year begins.

I wish you a wonderful week – may it be filled with connections.

What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

(This post is linked to Eclectic Alli and the Weekend Coffee Share)

19 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: Connections

  1. Hope some cooler days arrive – well
    Summer cool – cos we want to get the most of August (I do – my husband has had enough and is ready for september)
    How great you were able to connect this week and hope
    You get fully rested in the coming week-
    If we were having coffee I would say I will take min not iced – but only one cup and I am
    Also – feeling better this week (exactly one week ago today I had something nose and sinus -‘ugh – and activated charcoal, Neil-med bottle rinse, and oil
    Of oregano kicked it’s arse!
    Makes me quite glad to be 100%

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    1. Oil of oregano is great and I always have a bottle in my cupboard. Glad you are feeling better Yvette.
      Here is to cooler days in August – we don’t want September to come too quickly. 😊

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      1. Yes – let’s savor the weeks-
        And I actually have a nice mix of oils for healing up – but too long of use is too sterile and so I load up in enzymes and flora and minerals – and Walmart has this amazing probiotic-enzyme blend for $8.65 that also helps with digestion.
        Okay – sending some
        Freshly brewed Iced tea your way (virtual) in a thermos for later !


  2. I am very interested in your news, Colline. The heat continues in your part of the world. We apparently have a 50% chance of another drought this year which I just feel I cannot bear so soon after the last one. I am glad you are getting some rest, time passes so quickly.


  3. That sounds like a wonderful week, minus the heat. It’s crazy how much our human connections means. Sometimes I forget. I did have such a wonderful time with my cousin when she was visiting last month. We’ve talked many times since then, and are already making plans to see each other again. Before last month, it was ten years ago, way too long. Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

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  4. Welcome back from Paris Colline, sad to hear the loss of your mentee from your school environment.
    I predict your weather will change in the not to distant future, we will swap from this cold Winter days to heatwaves and you will vice versa.
    Kind regards.


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